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Swollen Taste Bud, clip it off

Submitted by Karen Alexandre

This may sound crazy.. But if you have a swollen taste bud just take a sterilized nail clipper and clip it off. I know is sounds painful but it works. You can sterilize the nail clipper with rubbing alcohol. FYI, it would be best to use the smallest nail clipper you can find like and infant's nail clipper. Try to keep your mouth clean with "Glycerin" which you can find in any health food store. Just wrap a cotton ball on the tip of your finger and saturate the cotton ball with glycerin then clean all around your mouth (gums, teeth, tongue and cud-which is the walls of your mouth).

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omg i just did it. i clipped off 2 and the 1st 1 bled a little... then when i clipped off the other 1, the 1st 1 just stopped bleeding and kinda healed! im still waiting 2 the 2nd 1 to stop bleeding... right now i have a wet tissue over my tongue to help it stop lol... but its kinda working i guess... it was bleeding like CRAZY and it kinda hurt but and tickled a little too! idk y... lol so i think you should try clipping them off since everyone else is saying that it works...
OMG.... Comments By: Simone.. on 2009-07-09
Omg, When i saw this i thought no way thats crazy who would cut there own tounge! but mine was hurting soo so bad and i had had it for days i thought gosg ill maybe give it a go.... n i done it!! :) it hurts a wee bit cutting it n it bleeds for a min but after that no joke it is no longer a problem it feels so good , such relief honestly try it!!! dont b scared :)!
works Comments By: nick on 2009-07-14
ive been doing this on my own since i was very young, always works! Doesnt take the pain away completely, but makes it muuuuuch more comfortable!!!!!
WORKED! Comments By: Penny on 2009-07-20
I sat here with so much pain reading these comments and wondering if people were crazy. It finally hurt bad enough I decided to try it and I didn't even feel it! Now I feel SO MUCH BETTER!!

1. Spray end of tongue (or wherever the little offender is) with Chloraseptic to numb.

2. Wipe instrument with alcohol to sterilize (I used cuticle trimmer scissors, worked like a CHARM!).

3. Smile because you now feel GREAT.

I DID IT!!! Comments By: Michele on 2009-07-26
Unbelievable...it DOES work. I was reading each and every post...while sticking that stupid big a*s bud out of my upper lip. It was so annoying. So I got some rubbing alcohol, put it on nail clippers, dabbed on camphophenique on bud to numb, and CLIP! I took the head off the bud. Probably could have clipped a little more but I was scared. But...my pain level, now about a 2...was like a 15!! Bled about 90 secs. Gargled with mouthwash, and bit on paper towel to stop bleeding...and posted this result. Go try it...it's definitely worth it!!!
I JUST DID IT!!! I'M SQUEMISH TOO!! Comments By: Brenda on 2009-07-30
Okay I put some OraGel on it. And just sliced it off. The relief. AHHHHHHH....... Feels so much better.
I had a swollen taste bud Comments By: Jennifer on 2009-08-08
I had a swollen taste bud toward the tip of my tounge for 4 months now. The doctor said he didnt know why it was swollen and he gave me anti swelling cream that never worked! He said he could send me to a tounge specialist to cut it off..but what the hell I dont want to pay out the ass to get it clipped! Sooooo I googled it today and I found all your comments..and I CLIPPED IT MYSELF JUST NOW! IT DOESNT HURT! It bled just a little but now that big bump isent hitting the top of my mouth and being irritated!
Bite Comments By: Kay on 2009-08-13
I just bite it off with my teeth, hurts for 2 seconds then its like it was never there. The doctor will charge you a bajillion dollars to the the exact same thing (well not bite but "clip")
I USE MY TEETH Comments By: Janel on 2009-08-13
i don't use a clipper, i just put the one taste bud between two teeth and bit down popping it off kinda, it feels like a lot of pressure but it feels good when you do it, and better afterward :) forget the clippers
It sounds crazy but it works... open sores heal quickly on tongue Comments By: Mel on 2009-08-15
This really worked for me. I have tried it twice now. I clipped a swollen taste bud before I went to bed. It bled for just a minute and when I woke up... the pain and open sore were gone. Completely healed.
i just... Comments By: heather on 2009-09-06
pull them out every time i get one like right now i have one Ive been doing this since i was 11 an im 24 now so ya it always works for me !!!
Had tastebud lasered Comments By: anon on 2009-09-11
I went to the dentist yesterday and had my tastebud lasered off. I couldn't snip it off myself. I'm glad the dentist took care of it properly but it cost me $239!!!! That hurt alot! Next time I'll try doing it myself!
it always works.. ive been doing it for about 5 years now! Comments By: Steve on 2009-09-11
i bite mine off.. ice helps the pain for a little and mouthwash does the same. but if you bite them off it is immediate relief.. i thought i was the only one. apparently not even close lol
It works Comments By: Keri on 2009-09-12
I clip my off too. And it does hurt for 1 second and then its gone. I dip the clippers in alcohol and I have never had a problem.
i'm DYIN' of laughter!! Comments By: jada on 2009-09-15

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